Sagamore Lake Loop | Cross Country Ski

Sagamore Lake Loop | Cross Country Ski

The trail

In a counterclockwise direction: From the parking area, take a right back along Sagamore Road and walk 0.2 miles to the trail. The trail will be on the left; this is where you can put on your skis. From here the trail is very flat and quickly passes through an open field, then it continues on the right of the field. The trail remains fairly flat and passes some nice spots to look out over the lake.

Continue following the path as it meanders through the forest and soon comes to a bridge over East Inlet. The trail continues on the level after the bridge, but it soon beings a mellow climb to a height-of-land. A nice, mellow downhill on the opposite side brings the trail closer to the lake. Eventually, the path is somewhat lakeside, with some nice views from a small overlook; remove your skis to approach the overlook. Shortly after the overlook the trail comes to a road, where skiers should remove their skis to protect them. Take a right and the then a left onto Sagamore Road. Cross the bridge and the parking area will be on the right.

Elevation change: 30-50 feet of elevation difference

Round trip distance: 3.9 mile loop

Trailhead

From the intersection of Route 28 and Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, follow Sagamore Road. Continue to the camp on the left, parking will be on the right.

Additional Important Information:

This is a loop, so if you find that the conditions are not favorable you can always shorten the outing by turning back. The bridge at East Inlet is an excellent turn-around point.

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